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This dns server has not been configured

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Here is the problem. I have successfully set up a windows 2000 dns server and implemented active directory above it. I successfully created the forward and reverse lookup zones. And have joined workstations to the domain, and I can see their registrations taking place. I am also currently using forwaders without recursion i.e in the forwarders tab I have typed in the names of two dns servers and I have ticked do not use recursion for this domain. The other default option that I have changed is that I have allowed dynamic updates on both the reverse and the forward lookup zone. Everything works fine (people can access the internet, pc's can resolve names and find other machines on the network and as mentioned the dns registrations can be seen in the forwad lookup zones). My issue\problem is that when I go to the dns management snap in and highlight the dns server in the right pane I get the "Configure dns server" information screen, as if I had never configured dns before? The third paragraph of the information screen is 'This DNS server has not been configured. Configuration includes creating forward and reverse lookup zones and specifying root hints and forwarders.' I have done all of that apart from doing anything with the root hints file. Even though it's all working fine I don't want to leave this as it is because there could be a bigger problem waiting to unfold. Any ideas out there???  
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Is this server Multihomed (Two NICs) ? Check Interface tab from DNS Server's Property.
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>>>This DNS server has not been configured. Configuration includes creating forward and reverse lookup zones and specifying root hints and forwarders.

Are you able to configure Zones ?
Did you stop and restart DNS Server to re-read the configuration from registry....its all about a registry flag that is set to let the DNS know that it is configured properly.
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and also check one more thing..any event logged in event viewer by this DNS server.
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Are you running Firewall on this computer if yes then you also need to look at your firewall to open port DNS Administration          TCP:135. When you open DNS Console, this port is queried if it is not open you can't administer DNS using DNS Console.

Let me know.

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..no this server is not running the firewall. Events logged in the event viewer is event id 9999 something about excessive or corrupt data being sent to the interface? Checked the ms knowledge base but their tips relate to nt 4.0 only and not to windows 2000 (handy that isn't it). Yes I am able to configure the forward and reverse lookup zones. In fact I don't think I may have gotten it working if I had'nt done those. The server does have two nic's, however, and the other one is not actually being used but is there for redundancy. I will try stopping and starting the dns server service tommorrow when I go into work. I will also see to that multi - homing issue - it may have something to do with it as well??? Will report back and thank you very much for the help. SystmProg

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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Run dcdiag and netdiag on this server and let me know.
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.hmm that does not seem to have worked. I've disabled the second network adapter and restarted dns and resterted the server. But no luck. Any further ideas besides rebuilding the dns server?
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Is it AD Integrated ?
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.ummmm standard primary zone not integrated
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